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Hwy 63 to see upgrades

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 at 11:44 am MST

The Federal and Provincial Government have made a major investment in highway projects across Alberta, with one of them being Highway 63.

On April 20 Amarjeet Sohi, federal minister of infrastructure and communities and Brian Mason, alberta minister of infrastructure and minister of transportation announced 10 bundled highway rehabilitation projects for the province.

Highway 63 will see two southbound culverts replaced with a new bridge over the Hangingstone River and two different sections of the road will have second-stage paving complete, one near Fort McMurray and the other near Grassland.

The estimated cost for Hwy 63 is just under $62-million, the federal government will contribute close to $30-million while the Government of Alberta will invest just over $31-million.

“By working with our federal counterparts, we are able to do even more to improve highways, connect communities and enhance the movement of goods and services across Alberta. This joint investment supports nearly 100 road and bridge projects from Taber to Peace River and dozens of communities in between as we work to make lives better right across the province,” said Mason. 

All 10 project bundles, were approved under the Highways and Roads category of the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects.